Tuesday, 2 February 2016

WORK BEGINS TO TRANSFORM PAUL's BIRTHPLACE INTO HOUSING


Work begins to turn birthplace of Sir Paul McCartney into a new housing scheme complete with a bargain supermarket has begun. Pictured are (left to right) Andrew Booth, Cllr Ann O'Byrne, Carol Kershaw, Greg Mulligan
Work to transform the former Walton Hospital site, birthplace of Paul McCartney , into a housing scheme is underway.
The £25m project to regenerate the site will create 125 affordable homes and a further 70 properties for private sale.
Also included as part of the plans is a new Aldi supermarket which will be built on part of the site.




Walton Hospital


What the site will look like
What the site will look like
Representatives from developers Mulbury and Riverside were joined on-site by the Deputy Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Ann O’Byrne, to mark the official start of works by building contractor Harbur Construction.
Walton Hospital, on Rice Lane, was famous for being the place where Paul was born in 1942. The hospital was demolished in 2011 after services were transferred to Fazakerley .Mersey Care NHS Trust’s new Clock View Hospital, which opened in 2015, now occupies part of the site.
Andrew Booth, land and planning director at Mulbury, said: “Before we took on this scheme, the site had been lying vacant for some time and there were complex legal, planning and technical challenges to overcome before it could be redeveloped.The remediation of the site is progressing well given the challenging nature of the project. We’re now looking forward to seeing these new homes come out of the ground over the coming months and a new community taking shape.”

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